Bad thing that happened today: Trump was inaugurated as 45th President of the United States (bleurgh).
Good thing that happened today: It was a stunningly beautiful morning, so I got off the train at London Bridge and walked along the Southbank to cross over Millennium Bridge. Spotted a load of people carrying orange flags across as I walked towards it - then got offered one myself to carry across. I asked what it was in aid of, and they said it was for 'bridges not walls' and in response to Trump's inauguration today. Yes, I most certainly did want to carry one across.
I know it doesn't achieve anything really, but it did feel good to partake in a little bit of positive symbolism. The sun was shining, I had Regina Spektor in my headphones ('The Light,' funnily enough), and I was in the midst of lots of other people with similar views. They had also hung a banner over the side of the bridge which read "What happens next is up to us." I hope that can be true.
Phoned my Mum shortly after, and she was sounding super happy about the fact that my brother and I have arranged to go and stay with her the week that my sister will be away in February - another good thing today :)
After that, had another crazy busy day at work, then came home and made some rather delicious chestnut and apple soup, and Tim and I had a lovely chilled out Friday evening :)